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Viveport Developer Awards Expand Nominees Further

The Night Cafe and World of Diving have been included.

HTC is getting into the final days of its Viveport Developer Awards (VDA) 2016, with 12 experiences having been announced. But the company hasn’t stopped there, with a further four titles now being revealed.

The four new nominations are: Kodon by TenkLabs, The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh by Borrowed Light Studios, Realities by realities.io, World of Diving by Vertigo Games.

The Night Cafe

Kodon is a 3D sculpting program that launched back in June on Steam Early Access. It allows users to freely shape objects in 1:1 roomscale. Players are able to make physical objects in virtual reality (VR), using the physical properties of the room in which their HTC Vive is located. This allows the user to use real-world desks and tools for stability and precision in the 3D sculpting process.

The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh allows viewers to walk around the 1888 painting by the famous post-impressionist artist. And for those that know a small amount of art history they may well spot some of his other works.

Realities is an app that allows users to travel the world. It creates photorealistic environments by using a process called photogammetry along with Granite SDK, an advanced texture streaming middleware by developer Graphine.

World of Diving is an online multiplayer game that encourages players to explore the murky, mysterious depths of the oceans, featuring rusty shipwrecks, WW2 submarines, reefs and a myriad of sea life to discover.

The other nominees for the Viveport Developers Awards are:

Allumette by Penrose Studios

Cloudlands: VR Minigolf by Futuretown

Mars Odyssey by Steel Wool Studios

Arcade Artist by Groove Jones

Altspace VR by Altspace VR

Pearl by Google Spotlight Stories

Soundstage by Hard Light Labs

The Body VR by The Body VR

Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games

Apollo 11 VR from Immersive VR Education Ltd

SurrealVR by SurrealVR

Firebird: La Peri by InnerspaceVR.

For further details on the VDA, keep reading VRFocus.

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